Events - 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017 2:30 PM EST
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As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Professor John Hartig, Fulbright Scholar serving as the Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Global Governance at Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo, presents, "Bringing Conservation to Cities: Lessons From Building the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge."

Light refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, November 23, 2017 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

PhD candidate Robert Enouy and Associate Professor Andre Unger from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences will present, "Big Data Analysis of Residential Water Demand Records," on Thursday, November 23 at 2:30 p.m.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Please register.

Friday, November 17, 2017 10:30 AM EST

Megacities – Running on Empty 

Dr. Frank SchwartzSchool of Earth Sciences, Ohio State University

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 3:30 PM EDT
Roy Brouwer

As part of the University of Saskatchewan's Global Institute for Water Security Distinguished Lecture Series, the Water Institute's executive director and professor of economics, Roy Brouwer, will present, "Integrating Economics into Water Policy and Decision-Making." This lecture is part of a weekly seminar series featuring top water experts from around the world. 

Monday, October 30, 2017 — 8:00 AM to Friday, November 3, 2017 — 9:00 PM EDT

McMaster Water Week is a celebration of water and water-related research at McMaster University. The McMaster Water Network is organizing several events throughout the week including a keynote lecture, documentary screening, career night, and a student research showcase. All events are free and open to the public. 

Register today

Friday, October 27, 2017 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT
Research Talks University of Waterloo

As part of the Office of Research's Research Talks series, executive director of the Water Institute and professor of Economics, Roy Brouwer, will present, "Global Assessment of Payments for Watershed Services with Roy Brouwer."

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Who pays for the water quality and supply, biodiversity, and carbon storage provided by forests, wetlands, and grasslands?

Thursday, October 26, 2017 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
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As part of our WaterTalk lecture series Kevin Boyle, professor of agricultural and applied economics and director of the Program in Real Estate at Virginia Tech, presents, "From the Exxon Valdez oil spill to the BP Deep Water Horizon oil spill: A story of economic damages from major environmental contamination events."

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017 — 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
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As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Diane Orihel, National Scholar in Aquatic Ecotoxicology and assistant professor in Biology and Environmental Studies at Queen’s University, and Alana Greaves, environmental toxicologist and a postdoctoral researcher with Queen’s University present, "The importance of ecosystem-based ecotoxicology for advancing environmental policy, with special reference to Canadian Oil Sands development."

Monday, October 23, 2017 — 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Sustaining small islands in the context of global, environmental change

Water Institute member Simron Singh, associate professor in Waterloo's School of Environment, Enterprise and Development, and his colleagues, are hosting a public panel on sustaining small islands in the context of global environmental change. The panel discussion will be followed by wine and cheese for participants.   

Friday, October 20, 2017 — 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM EDT

The Farvolden Lecture Series, hosted by Waterloo's Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, was initiated in 1996 as an annual celebration in honour of Dr. Robert Farvolden. The Lecture Series fosters interaction and communication between the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, the alumni of the hydrogeology program and the groundwater community at large.

Thursday, October 12, 2017 2:00 PM EDT

Waterloo's Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences will host Dr. Ed Harvey, supervisory hydrologist and chief of the U.S National Park Service Water Resources Division in Colorado, who will present the 2017 Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecture, "Water Resource Stewardship in the U.S. National Park Service."

Learn more.

Thursday, October 5, 2017 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
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As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Arnold Heemink, professor of Applied Mathematics at Delft University of Technology, is presenting "Storm surge forecasting using data assimilation."

Register today.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 2:00 PM EDT

A Tale of Two Porosities: Exploring Why Contaminant Transport Doesn’t Always Behave the Way it Should

Prof. Kamini SinghaDepartment of Geology and Geological Engineering
Colorado School of Mines and the 2017 Darcy Lecturer

Everyone welcome - refreshments served.

Friday, September 29, 2017 — 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
Environment Seminar Series: Navigating towards sustainable human-nature relations poster

As part of the Faculty of Environment's Seminar Series, professor Bernhard Glaeser from the Free University of Berlin will present, "Navigating towards sustainable human-nature relations: Coastal and ocean management revisited." 

Complimentary lunch will be provided.

Monday, September 18, 2017 — 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
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As part of the Water Institute's WaterTalks lecture series, Dr. Antje Witting from the Department of Political and Administrative Sciences at the University of Konstanz, presents, "Policy learning in the context of urban flood mitigation."

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Friday, September 15, 2017 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT
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As part of the Water Institute WaterTalks lecture series, with Günter Blöschl, head of the Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management and professor of Hydrology and Water Resources at Vienna University of Technology, will be presenting "Emerging outcomes from a cross-disciplinary doctoral programme on water resource systems."

Monday, September 11, 2017 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
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The 2017 Water Institute RBC distinguished lecturer, Quentin Grafton, will present Innovation, Incentives and Infrastructure in the Blue Economy as part of  Elsevier's fourth International Water Research Conference, hosted by the Water Institute. 

Sunday, September 10, 2017 — 9:00 AM to Wednesday, September 13, 2017 — 5:00 PM EDT
elsevier's international water conference

We are pleased to announce that the Water Institute will host Elsevier's renowned annual Water Research Conference. Welcoming water colleagues from around the world, the conference will focus on the role of water technology innovation in the blue economy.

Register, submit abstracts, and find out more on the official event page.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 2:30 PM EDT
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As part of our WaterTalk lecture series professor Max Maurer, head of the Urban Water Management Department at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science & Technology (Eawag), presents, "Data instead of concrete? Exploring the potential of digitalization in urban drainage." 

Monday, August 28, 2017 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
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As part of our WaterTalk lecture series Ståle Navrud, professor of environmental and resource economics, presents, "How to value marine and coastal ecosystem services for policy use." 

Register today.

Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 — 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
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Ever considered a career in water? Come out to the Water Industry Info Session and Networking Night to learn about career paths and research in the water industry in areas such as conservation, wastewater and drinking water. 

Wednesday, July 19 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | Science Teaching Complex 0010

Why attend?

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EDT

In this Water Institute seminar, professor Sascha Oswald from the University of  Potsdam's Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences presents, "Detailed monitoring of microplastic particles in an urban water course facilitated by a novel, powerful detection method - an approach for identifying dynamic inputs of microplastics."

Coffee and refreshments will be provided. 

Monday, June 26, 2017 — 8:00 AM to Thursday, June 29, 2017 — 4:00 PM EDT

Registration is now open for Horizontal Direction Drilling: Design to Construction.

Sunday, June 25, 2017 (all day) to Wednesday, June 28, 2017 (all day)

The second International Conference on Amphibious Architecture, Design and Engineering 2017 (ICAADE) will unite academics, practitioners, professionals and policymakers from in the exchange of knowledge on amphibious flood mitigation strategies, inviting collaboration among researchers, business, institutions and governments around the world. Flood mitigation and climate change adaptation will require the development of new housing types and retrofit strategies in order to maintain community integrity in populated regions where flooding is expected to increase.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 — 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Semi-final pitch day

Attend the AquaHacking semi-finals 

Join us on June 21, from 5-9 p.m. at the Centre for International Governance Innovation as aspiring water entrepreneurs pitch their solutions to problems facing Lake Erie. The five winning teams of the semi-finals will move on to compete in the final competition on September 13, 2017, where there's $75,000 in prize money available, in addition to access to local accelerators and mentors for winning teams. 


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